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Definition of "ethics" []

  • The study of principles relating to right and wrong conduct. (noun)
  • Morality. (noun)
  • The standards that govern the conduct of a person, especially a member of a profession. (noun)

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Use "ethics" in a sentence
  • "Matthew, who happens to be a bit lacking in ethics, is a key executive for a major pharmaceutical company."
  • "The term ethics is the most ancient, as dating from Aristotle himself; ēthos, radically related to ethos, from the root ezō, “to set” and"
  • "It is evident at once that according to these definitions ethics is something entirely other than what is usually understood thereby in the scientific world; and it involves not a little courage to undertake to justify the applying of the term ethics to this extensive field."